Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 9/30/13
The Toronto Blue Jays 2013 campaign came to a painful conclusion yesterday with the Blue Jays owning a rancid statistic for the season. All three of their catchers they employed throughout the year hit below the Mendoza line causing great concern behind the dish north of the border. I would have liked to known what the Vegas odds for MLB catchers hitting under .200 on the same team were. The most glaring issue and much discussed is Blue Jays starting catcher J.P. Arencibia who batted a paltry .194 in 138 games. To add insult to injury Arencibia had the 3rd lowest on-base percentage of any American League player since 1918 finishing with an OBP of .227. The Jays dealt top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud anointing Arencibia their catcher of the future moving forward. The Blue Jays brain-trust had no idea the Roberto Clemente Award nominee would falter and digress to this proportion. Just to add salt to an open wound, former Blue Jays catcher Yan Gomes had a breakout season for the p...
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